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Doug Belshaw 🇪🇺☠️✊

@dajbelshaw you can also schedule toots (but not boosts) in #mastalab for Android

Current status: migrating my Thought Shrapnel Live! site from shared hosting to a dedicated Digital Ocean droplet using the one-click WordPress install tool, the magic of SSH, and this handy WordPress plugin:

I've been using Loop Tracker for for a while now and I really like it.

Best features:

* isn't a jerk when you don't do your habit - the "habit strength" graph declines slowly instead of "lol back to zero, loser"
* flexible habits - daily, weekly, n times in a week, etc
* nice charts and graphs to visualize your progress
* open source /

Thanks for the retoots! Didn't get any links in reply, so wrote this anyway:

envisioning socialism Show more

Hey Mastodon Hive Mind, I could do with some help!

I'm writing a blog post about how the project I'm leading for (a new social network for educators based on open content and professional development) will be 'safe'.

If you've got resources for what it means for a site / network to be 'safe' I'd love to read them to inform my work.

Incidentally, I think that the ActivityPub protocol (on which Mastodon is based) looks like a great basis on which to build this project.

Please re-toot!

we resent our parent's generation for being able to find stable jobs, afford a mortgage, access public services. the next generation will resent us for being able to afford to eat, live above sea level

I'm a co-founder of We Are Open Co-op. We're having a meetup near London Bridge on Thursday 18th January from 18:30.

Join us!

Here is an interesting thought to post to a mastodon instance. From Dmytri Kleiner via P2P Foundation:

"Going back to an early Internet architecture of cooperative, decentralized servers, as projects such as Diaspora, GNU Social, and others are attempting to do, will not work. This is precisely the sort of architecture that anti-disintermediation was designed to defeat. Decentralized systems need to be designed to be counter-anti-disintermediationist."

So I like The Trainline app, and having tickets on my smartphone is awesome. But why *remove* the functionality to add journeys to my calendar? <sigh>

"Fork the Economy" by @Rushkoff

"I've given up on fixing the economy. The economy is not broken. It's simply unjust. There's a difference.

We have to stop looking at our economy as a broken system, but one that is working absolutely true to its original design. It's time to be progressive -- and this means initiating systemic changes."

So it turns out that WP-Cache + Cloudflare + Jetpack image CDN isn't a great combo. Turned off the latter, and site loading speed increased about 1000%

More positives than negatives, but there's been a bit of a Marmite response to my newsletter redesign! What do you think?

Oh heck I just found out about and my mind is blown by the idea of a Scottish Gaelic/Gaidhlig-friendly Mastodon instance and how powerful Mastodon could be as a language learning tool, particularly for smaller languages without good learning resources.

Right on.

(and 500 characters isn't always enough...)